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Course Details

Course Code: LSTD210 Course ID: 4295 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This undergraduate course introduces students to the ethics and professional responsibilities of the legal profession. Emphasis is given to the strict regulation of the practice of law and accompanying reasons, as well as the standard of care expected by those who work in the field. Important ethical issues, such as marketing, client relationships, fees, and communications are explored. Students will analyze the model rules and their practical applications.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO1: Discuss the professional and ethical roles and responsibilities of the paralegal and attorney professions.

CO2: Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes the unauthorized practice of law.

CO3: Identify issues related to attorney client confidentiality and client privilege.

CO4: Discuss ethical issues regarding advertising, solicitation, fees and fee sharing.

CO5: Explain the duty and obligation of reporting unprofessional conduct.

Discussions:

The student is also required to participate in the Discussions. Counting the introductory one, there are seven (7) such Discussions.

Questions and topics posed in the Discussions are designed to promote thought and insight. Students must provide a critical review of the questions, topics and issues posed and substantively reply to the contributions of at least three peers. Individual postings should include a full discussion of the content of the question posed and explain how it relates to the concepts in the weekly text readings and other resources. The postings should be analytic in nature and include comparisons/contrasts, and examples that can bolster your point. The Discussion is for your benefit and it is important to respond to the discussion topic and to engage others in a running dialogue.

Your initial post should be made by Wednesday this week. You should then respond to 3 or more posts. Note that at least one response to your classmates must be made before Sunday. If you make all of your responsive posts on Sunday, you will not earn full points for timeliness.

This can be accomplished by

· Validating with additional evidence from the literature.

· Posing a thoughtful question with commentary which generates further discussion.

· Providing an alternative point-of-view, with evidence and examples.

· Offering additional insight into how the concept might be understood, with evidence provided with real world examples.

You should be active in the classroom throughout the week and actively engaged in the back-and-forth discussion between your colleagues and the professor.

The discussion grading rubric can be found in gradebook by clicking on the discussion entry.

Assignments:

There are two written assignments for this course. The assignment instructions for these assignments can be found under the Assignments section of the classroom. One assignment is due Sunday of Week 4. The other assignment is due Sunday of Week 8.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO1: Discuss the professional and ethical roles and responsibilities of the paralegal and attorney professions.

CO2: Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes the unauthorized practice of law.

CO3: Identify issues related to attorney client confidentiality and client privilege.

CO4: Discuss ethical issues regarding advertising, solicitation, fees and fee sharing.

CO5: Explain the duty and obligation of reporting unprofessional conduct.

Book Title:Legal Ethics in a Nutshell, 5th ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781640205970
Publication Info:West Academic Lib
Author:Rotunda
Unit Cost:$47.00
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.